Cambridge Science Festival 2016; ‘Freezing for the Future’

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he Frozen Ark was represented at Cambridge Science Festival this year. Against the reality of the extinction crisis that global warming and ocean acidification present, Dr Ann Clarke discussed the Frozen Ark imperative to preserve the genetic heritage of our planet’s biodiversity before it is lost forever. Dr Ann Clark was joined by Tim Flach, Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and award winning photographer. Tim’s photography aims to promote discussion and encourage debate and is used in publicity … Read More

Frozen Ark Project partners with the ‘Assembling Alternative Futures for Heritage’ research programme at UCL

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Rodney Harrison from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL and it’s new research programme, Future Heritage (FH), have been in discussions with the Frozen Ark for over a year, regarding the conservation work of the Frozen Ark. In December 2015, UCL Postdoctoral Researcher Sefryn Penrose visited the Frozen Ark at their offices and lab space at the University of Nottingham. The workshop in Stockholm was hosted by FH partner SKB, a Swedish Nuclear Waste management programme and was attended by representatives … Read More

Korea and the Frozen Ark to contribute to the cryopreservation of endangered species

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An international effort to freeze and preserve the DNA and stem cells of the worlds endangered species is underway. The importance of the DNA and cell bank is enormous with potential use in the identification of the reasons for species numbers floundering, the capture of incredible and useful characteristics of animal species and the potential to undertake de-extinction using ground breaking technologies that are under development today. Many nations in the world have joined together through the Frozen ark charity … Read More